EP 146: Jakob Herrmann – The Anatomy of Great Drum Tones
Jakob Herrmann works within a lot of different music styles, and has earned a wide reputation for his skills in drum recording and album producing as well as his great ear for song arrangements and pre-production. Jakob has worked as producer, engineer, and drum tech on a large number of albums, and has provided material for plugins and software companies such as Superior Drummer/EZdrummer (Toontrack), Softube, Centipeak, Addictive Drums (XLN), etc.
Jakob Herrmann runs his day-to-day operations from the top floor of Stora Teatern, a mid-17th century building just off one of Gothenburg’s busiest streets. In there, you’ll either find him recording, mixing or producing a new record, maintaining his arsenal of gear or touching up his collection of drums.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
- Why sounds are different in the room vs. in the recording
- Tuning for the mics, not the room
- Understanding what artists really mean when they describe the sounds they want
- How to mic a china cymbal properly
- Mic overhead techniques to achieve width
- How to reduce sustain, but preserve overtones
- Why ring is actually a good thing
- Why “Back In Black” is the best song to soundcheck with
- Recording drums after other instruments
- The importance of pre-production
- To use drum samples or not?
- Using programmed drums to blend with natural drums
To learn more about Jakob Herrmann, visit: http://topfloorstudios.com/
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